We’ve been rather critical of the Republican presidential candidates, and we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the future of the two major parties. It dawns on us that perhaps the Republicans are actually going through a process in which they may be attempting to reinvent the party and platform. Say what you will about Donald Trump, but he’s acknowledging – perhaps not so eloquently at times – that he’s for real change; his lack of eloquence doesn’t bother us. We remember that eloquent politician back in 2008 that won the presidency, and look what it got us. Change? To be clear, we believe only Trump and, maybe, Carly Fiorina, are getting it; we would never go so far as to claim the Republican Party has a clue. That party has been taken over by liberals, hence the huge financial support of Jeb Bush. But the group that clearly doesn’t get it is the Democratic Party. Look at that pitiful field. An accomplishment-free wife of a former president; a socialist; and a former governor no one thinks about. Same failed policies and ideas from the left. So pitiful is the field that there’s actually a movement to get Vice President Joe Biden in it. As pitiful as the Republicans are, at least they can claim their inclusion of a change agent or two. As for the Democrats, it would be the third term of Obama.
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Carmel is the latest municipality to attempt to get a law on the books that further protects residents from discrimination based on every conceivable criterion. A city council vote on Aug. 17 was to have spun it into law. We get why it’s being done. It’s a sad commentary, though, on how low society has plunged.